Okay, I can’t believe I need to say this, but in today’s hyper-sensitive, litigious, politically-correct, pro-feminism, religiously puritanical, etc, etc world… where some people seem to experience difficulty separating fact from fiction, entertainment from reality… I need to say this.

These are just stories. Fantasy. Imagination. Fiction. Meant to be entertainment only. They are not meant to reflect reality in any way. In real life, nobody — men or women — are sex objects. They’re people. Highly complex, multi-faceted, multi-level, religious, political, biological, spiritual, emotional, mental, sexual beings. I believe in equal rights, equal treatment, equal value for all people. Women are not better than men; men are not better than women. We’re just different. But we also have far more in common than we realize, too. That goes if you’re male or female, conservative or liberal, rich or poor, young or old, black or white, or anything else. Sure, we have our differences. Things that make us unique from each other. But we also have far, far more in common with each other.

These stories are written to be entertainment and a fantasy escape from real life. They are not models or examples of how anybody “should” or even “could” be treated, or how anybody could/would/should think, feel, behave, believe, or expect from or in anyone else.

They may not represent my real life values, expectations, or beliefs about anything or anyone, at all.

For example, using hypnosis to mind control a sexy girl into your sexy sex slave may be a great fun in a fantasy ebook that helps “get you off” before going to bed one night… but obviously, that’s never okay in real life. And while transforming a man into a brainless bimbo slut girl whose only purpose in life is to give and receive sexual pleasure from then on may be a fun story to read, it’s missing some key reality checks too.

What about that person’s friends, family, boss, co-workers, landlord, bill collectors, the IRS…? They’d all wonder what happened to this person who mysteriously disappeared to go become someone’s transgendered sex slave. There’d be evidence. A trail. An investigation that would eventually, in all likelihood, lead to the person who transformed them. And then there’s court trials and jail time. It’d be all over the news. “Man uses hypnosis and an unregulated, potentially toxic chemical to mentally enslave and physically transform his victim into the opposite sex; more at 11.”

The only time it’s okay to make someone a sex object or transform them in any way is if it’s between fully consenting adults. You are 100% free to choose how you want to live, if you want to be a boy or a girl, if you want to be an object or somebody’s pet or slave, if you want to be autonomous and independent or defer your will and thoughts to someone else, or anything else, and that’s all good. Whatever makes you happy, seriously. Some people pay good money to have someone else belittle, humiliate, and sexually violate them.

But a willing, open, eager volunteer generally makes for a less interesting story. A fictional story, when it’s designed to be entertainment and fantasy escapism, works better when there’s some conflict. When the character doesn’t want to be transformed, and it happens against their will, and they struggle with the inevitability of their approaching fate. That’s just good suspense and drama. It’s just more fun and entertaining to read.

Sure, sometimes, to creatively mix things up, a character might be willing and open. They’re curious. Or maybe deep down, they always knew they were a girl, and welcome being magically transformed into one on the outside too. Those stories are a great fantasy wish fulfillment… for the people who feel that way in real life. But those stories usually only interest the people looking for that specific fantasy — or those who get turned on by any kind of gender transformation (voluntary or resistant), no matter what.

On the other hand, a story with conflict, fear, resistance, struggle… fighting against an uninvited change (artistically speaking) makes for a more interesting story that all audiences can get into and enjoy.

Because maybe for some, they’ve never had an issue with their gender identity, but somewhere in their lives, they had to deal with some kind of unwanted change being forced upon them. And they can relate to the character’s similar fears and struggles in that. Or on an even deeper psychological level, transformations are about loss and rebirth, surviving major life-changing events, and even embracing a new identity — something we all experience, many times, in many areas throughout our lives.

The common message of a transformation story, for example, is about “I feared and resisted this change at first, but I learned change is inevitable in life, and once I embraced it, I was much happier and felt more alive and free than ever before.”

The sex part just makes it fun and entertaining to read. But really, deep down, it’s about life itself. It’s a metaphor for the countless big and small changes we experience throughout our lives. Some changes are welcome and invited. Many are not. But that’s okay. Because what we learn through a transformation story is that, yes, I and my life will forever be different, but that’s okay — there might actually be more joy on the other side!

So these stories aren’t really about men being better than women, or being “punished” somehow, or that all women should be (and/or are only good as) sex objects, or anything else on the surface level that might seem offensive or even misogynistic. (And to be fair, in some stories, it’s the woman who’s dominant and in power, and the man who’s the sex object instead. That’s in a good number of SciFantastica’s stories too.) Also keep in mind, if you’re still offended and bothered by the “message” in some of the stories — many readers actually wish for the events in the story to happen to them.

Many men, secretly or not so secretly, fantasize about being turned into girls and then being treated as sex objects. They’re not saying “all women should be that.” They’re saying, “I wish that happened to me.” And many women, secretly or not so secretly, fantasize about being magically turned into insatiable bimbo sluts. Not that, in real life, they’d actually necessarily want to give up their lives, career, intelligence, etc. But there is a part of us, in both men and women, who desires an escape from all the pressures, responsibilities, and obligations of real life. There’s a part of us that fantasizes about a life of simplicity, no thought or responsibility, just endless sex and pleasure.

It might not work or ever happen in reality. But for the duration of a story, within one’s own imagination, where it’s always safe and always with a partner you like and trust — it can be extremely erotic and tempting.

And that’s all these stories are. Fantasy. Wish fulfillment. Escape. Entertainment. Tempting erotic encounters and scenarios in an ideal world where nothing actually bad would ever happen — that you don’t, on some level, want to have happen to you.

Reading fantasy is actually healthy for the mind. It’s a form a play, a temporary escape and mental break from all the pressures, problems, obligations, responsibilities, and duties of life. A chance to rest, feel different feelings, explore fantasies and desires, vicariously live through new and interesting experiences — all in a completely safe, harmless, zero risk way. Reading and indulging in a fantasy can renew and revitalize you. Recharge and strengthen you. Help you release stress. Give you new ways of looking at things. So when you do eventually return to the “real world,” you’re refreshed and renewed, strengthened and rested, able to tackle those problems and fulfill those obligations much more easily, readily, and fully.

We need fantasy to cope with reality.

In fact, studies are beginning to show that a lack of play, fantasy, and use of imagination actually leads to mental illness, depression, lack of empathy with others, and other on-going problems. Play, fantasy, imagination, vicariously living through another in an imaginary world… actually, literally, helps keep you sane, connected, and more grounded in actual reality. And better able to cope with and handle life’s real problems.

So go ahead. Enjoy a story. Indulge in and enjoy your fantasy. Explore other people’s kinks and fantasies and see if they might trigger or enrich some of your own.

SciFantastica is a welcoming, judgment-free space. You’re safe and invited here. Play along. Join in the fantasy. But, just remember — here’s my official legal disclaimer — this is all just fantasy and fun. Keep fantasy within your imagination and fiction. Value and treat the opposite sex with love and respect in real life, just as you’d want to receive yourself. Only do what’s actually consensual and invited when dealing with real people in real life. But within a fictional ebook, within the privacy and safety of your imagination, let go, let loose, have fun, and let your imagination, fetishes, taboo desires, animal instincts, and raw sexual passion be free and run wild. You deserve it. And you’ll actually be healthier, happier, and thrive better in real life when you do.

Keep fantasy and reality separate. They are two different worlds. But you, my friend, have a gift. You may have to live in the real world. But you can visit the fantasy world any time you want, as often as you need. SciFantastica — and many other places just like it — are your gateways into the world of fantasy. Inviting you, welcoming you, always there for you when you need us.

The fantasy world is just on the other side of reality. And your imagination is the gateway’s key to get inside. Come inside. Come to the fantasy world. Stay as long as you like. But leave the fantasy here, and the reality there.

Thank you.

With love, your guide and host into the wonderful and fantastic world of SciFantastica —

Mystic Alex

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